[ trip-loid ]
/ ˈtrɪp lɔɪd /
having a chromosome number that is three times the basic or haploid number.
a triploid cell or organism.
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British Dictionary definitions for triploid
/ (ˈtrɪplɔɪd) /
having or relating to three times the haploid number of chromosomesa triploid organism
a triploid organism
Word Origin for triploid
C19: from Greek tripl (oos) triple + (hapl) oid
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Medical definitions for triploid
[ trĭp′loid′ ]
Having three times the haploid number of chromosomes in the cell nucleus.
A triploid organism or cell.
Other words from triploidtrip′loi•dy n.
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